Chic sophistication is an understatement when it comes to describing the clothing collection that is in direct protest to the vast amount of streetwear that has appeared on the Fashion Week runways throughout the last few weeks, starting from the streets of New York and moving on into posh London, artistic Milan and now the fashion loving Paris. Moving away from the more popular trends, creative director Adam Andrascik focused efforts on showing off the spectacular beauty of the more old-school tailoring with grey colors dominating and lots of volume found throughout the Guy Laroche fall/winter 2016-2017 collection. In terms of the volume, we can clearly see peplums, sock skirts and sculptural sleeves.
The pieces were fashionable, looking rather lovely for the older personnel and quite fitting to the brand. The color scheme stuck to the black, white and grey, with a bit of cream to go. There were also some hand painted copper motifs, along with beaded embroideries that came from the inspirations as seen through the Flemish Primitive painters.
Other than the streetwear trend, there is also another top look that Laroche is vying to stay away from and that is the concept of layering that everyone else has been wholeheartedly embracing instead. “I felt that in the past couple of seasons in fashion in general, maybe even more in Paris, there is this idea about layering that seemed to be pushing to the forefront, and I really wanted to try and build a silhouette this season that you didn’t need 15 garments to do,” the designer said backstage, before mentioning that he prefers to be “more striking, more direct and more distinct.”
The silhouettes were certainly interesting, with high waists, peplums darting out at the rib level and skirts with double layers that came with elastic waists and hems. There are not that many looks to this collection but it sure is one to consider buying from, especially if a lady wants to bring in fashionably professional ensembles.
Unfortunately, a lot of the pieces just look way too formal now that the brand is set against the modern love for athleisure, instead opting for looks that are barely used and that have some space to develop into something great. There is even a cropped version to aviator jackets, complete with bouffant sleeves and a whisper of vintage we cannot do without. There are ruffles and frills, high waists and center buttons, short sleeves and midi hems, and so much more.
We notice the prints that have a floral effect, the embroideries that look to have been done by my grandmother, and the bare legs under the skirts, finally clad in some loafers and half boots. High necklines, blue and brown embroidery pure black getups and so much more is what awaits us at the Guy Laroche fall 2016 RTW collection, as per the Paris Fashion Week. We even love the coppery embossing of details for the dresses at the end of the working line-up.
Photos courtesy of Vogue